Montenegrin outside hitter Bozidar Cuk has transferred to French club SPVB (Stade Poitevin Volley Beach) in Poitiers. He comes over from Qatari powerhouse Al-Arabi. His new club plays in Pro A – the top league of French volleyball.
The 24-year old Cuk was on Montenegro’s National Team roster when they played in the 2016 FIVB World League, where the team finished with a 4-2 record in group 3 for a 29th-place overall finish. In that tournament, Cuk had 39 kills, 9 blocks, and 3 aces for 51 total points – ranking him 5th among Montenegro’s players.
Cuk stands 201cm (6’7″) tall, hits at 335cm (132″) and blocks at 325cm (128″). This will be his second stint in the French league after spending a season with Narbonne in 2013-2014. His former team currently sits 2nd in the Qatari League, with a 13-2 record on the season. his new team, on the other hand, sits in the bottom half of the French table, ranking 7th out of 12 teams with 18 points on a 5-8 record this season. They do have the league’s leading scorer, Abdel Aziz Namir, who is averaging 22 points in 13 games this season.
Cuk joins his older brother, middle blocker Gojko Cuk, in the French league, Gojko place for Nice – who reside one spot below SPVB in the league table.
As for Bozidar, while the club announced the acquisition a week ago, he has not made an appearance yet. The teams next game is against Paris Volley, who are 3rd in the table with a 9-4 record this season and 28 points.